Volunteering Zone Support
When We Need You
From 02/08/2012 onwards
Would you like to be involved in supporting large national volunteer involving organisations to use the Volunteering Zone, an application that feeds the biggest and best volunteer recruitment website in Scotland? If so, step this way!
We're looking for someone who: uses the internet with consumate ease; preferably has experience with online applications; is friendly and approachable; a soothing and supportive manner with technophobes; the communications skills to help organisaitons use the Volunteering Zone in the most efficent and effective way for their organisation.
We also want you to help us promote the Volunteering Zone to organisations and set up communications with regular users of the service to help them use it better.
About Volunteer Development Scotland
As Scotland's Centre for Excellence in volunteering, Volunteer Development Scotland leads the way in informing and modernising approaches to volunteering policy, enhancing practice and improving the quality of the volunteering experience for the people of Scotland.
Skills & Experience
Friendly, approachable manner with good inter-personal skills
Confidence when speaking to people from a wide variety of organisations and backgrounds
Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with volunteer involving organisations
Experience, enthusiasm and competence in using the internet, particularly online service applications
Competent in basic use of Microsoft Office systems
Competent with use of email and internet
Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a variety of volunteer involving organisations
Preferably, experience in writing volunteer role descriptions
Volunteer Development Scotland is situated very near the city centre in Stirling and is easily accessible by public transport, on foot and by car.
Training and Induction Details
Induction Day Required
Volunteers will be allocated a volunteer manager within VDS. The volunteer manager will give an induction, in person, going over the role description, volunteer agreement and any other relevant issues. Training will be given in the technological aspects of the role. If the volunteer has any other support requirements, these can be discussed with the volunteer manager and where possible appropriate support will be put in place.
No formal qualifications necessary but we would welcome applications for people who are competent users of various technological applications
Administrative / Office Work
Library / Information Management
Marketing / PR / Media
Specialist / Technical
1. Travel to and from home and VDS Stirling (or place of volunteering) and during your volunteering as necessary. Rates as per VDS Travel Policy apply.
2. Lunch allowance to a maximum of £3.00 per day. 4. Relevant telephone calls on production of a detailed statement.
Frequency & Commitment
The role will be based a Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS) in Stirling. It takes place during week days but there is flexibility on which day(s) the role could be undertaken. It is envisaged that initially the role will be for around two days per week but we'd be happy to hear from you if you like the sound of the role and can give more or less time than this.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
VMP Ref: 2507
Contact: Rebecca Dadge
Tel: 01786 479593